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Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by lisq199, May 23, 2016.
I've always been using iBooks. Can someone please recommend a 3rd-party eBook reader?
Kindle has been my favorite always.
But it doesn't support epub, does it?
I'm using Hyphen at the moment. Marvin is also good and version 3 is coming soon.
"Best" is relative, but I've been trying to consolidate the number of readers that I have on my iPad. At one time I had 3 or 4 to handle different formats. I've just downloaded iComics and it looks promising. It supports ZIP, CBZ, CBR, EPUB, and PDF. I have a ton of vintage comics, magazines, catalogs, and ebooks in those formats.
I'll use PDF Expert for PDFs that I need to mark up, but for reading, it looks like this might be a decent all-in-one solution.
One of my friend is using https://itunes.apple.com/ae/app/ebook-reader/id381260755?mt=8 and it is very useful according to the user.
It does not.
I'm not sure that it's worth the extra step, but you could always convert ePub to MOBI using something like Calibre.
It is a bit of a pain, but given the lack of quality alternatives, it is something to consider.
Marvin, hands down the best. The upcoming Marvin 3 is going to be insane as well with the ability to replace all other ereaders (for comics, PDFs, etc).
I use the paid version of kybook for reading books in djvu and ePub format, PDF expert for PDFs, and kindle for kindle books.
Check out NeoSoar - it's a good free epub reader and it has a nice Dropbox synch capability.
I have Marvin. It's "ok" for me, but nothing for me to get excited about. If Marvin 3 will indeed support those other formats, then I'll gladly give it another shot.
Use Calibre, convert to mobi and send to your kindle email. One time effort, but it's the best way to keep all devices in Sync. Also Kindle gives a very good reading experience.
I use both iBooks and Marvin to read eBooks but my vote goes to Marvin.
Marvin 3 isn't supporting PDF import initially, later down the line apparently it will. I've tried so many, Kindle, hyphen, book master, liquid text, gerty, marvin, and margin note pro. I prefer Margin Note pro above the others because now it works with Epub and PDF and has a ton of features. I believe there is a free version to try first, but I use this one https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/marginnote-pro-highlight-organize/id723205553?mt=8
I'm curious to see how well the UI is with the new Marvin, for now the one I linked is best, for me.
For my iPAD 4 I tried FoxIt PDF, which is free, and while it has tons of features that iBooks lacks, I found it to be unreliable since it crashes from time to time (don't know if its due to being used in iPAD 4, but I doubt it).
I downloaded this Margin Note suggested here and I found it so good that now I decided to be my default app for ebooks.
Marvin 3.0 is now out for anyone who's interested.
Just installed Marvin 3.0. I dragged and dropped a few ebooks... epub, PDF, and cbz format but only epub shows up in the "Library".
Hmm, my CBZ comic files show up fine. PDFs aren't supported. You might send an email about that.